You may be surprised by the amount of things that can kill your plants, but this article by Lisa Smith is just one of the reasons why you shouldn’t let your plants die.
“We’ve been told that a plant that’s grown well for 10 years will have died,” she writes.
“This has been the case for so many species that we have tried to breed and then propagate over the years.
The idea that this is something that we can easily do is a bit absurd, and a bit scary.”
Smith is the founder and editor-in-chief of Planting Your Own, a self-published book aimed at anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to plant and grow a garden without a professional.
It’s written in the same style as the bestselling The Garden Plant Guide by John Rolfe, but it’s a little more concise, offering a simple set of tips on how to make sure you’re growing the best plants for your home, your landscape and your home.
Smith has written more than 20 books, including a few bestsellers, and she’s also written about gardening in her new book, which is set to be released this month.
In the article, Smith writes that there’s no point trying to plant every type of plant you can imagine.
You’re better off focusing on a handful of the most popular plants you can grow in your yard or garden, and picking and choosing what they thrive on.
Smith also suggests that you should focus on growing certain species of plants that have a high water content, which she says makes them easier to propagate.
A few plants, like lettuce and kale, are very good for you if you have good drainage, she says.
And if you want to grow an easy-to-root vegetable garden, she suggests growing a few different kinds of perennials.
To keep your garden healthy, Smith recommends adding a little bit of fertilizer, but if you’re not sure how much to add, she recommends a few sprays of water.
She also recommends that you give your plants lots of sunlight and that you use compost sparingly.
Even if you don’t use a professional gardener, she writes, you should take a look at the information she’s provided, and find out if the advice you’re given will help you succeed with your garden.
This is just the latest in a long line of advice from plant growers, and Smith is an expert at telling stories that are inspiring, informative and fun to read.
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